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Congress Requires Dietary Supplement Companies to Report Adverse Reactions to FDA

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Congress Requires Dietary Supplement Companies to Report Adverse Reactions to FDA

Labels to provide consumer information by 2008 WASHINGTON—Within one year, dietary supplement manufacturers will have to list an address or telephone number on product labels that consumers can use to report serious adverse reactions, and companies will have to promptly turn over such information to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The new requirement will also apply to over-the-counter drugs


By CSPINET ,US.


Health Policy Resource.


"Stem Cell Research in Context. A Comparative Study on the Dynamic Relationship Between Science, Med

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"Stem Cell Research in Context. A Comparative Study on the Dynamic Relationship Between Science, Medicine, and Society". 04 October 2006. Egenis has appointed two Research Associates, Susanne Weber & Katrin Gehring, to work on the ESRC funded project. The study seeks to compare the ways in which different regulation of stem cell science in the UK and Germany affects the science conducted and vice versa..

 

By E Genis,US.

Health Policy Resource.


Medical Savings Accounts

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Medical Savings Accounts. MSAs are tax-efficient savings accounts designed to encourage savings to cover health expenses - in particular the deductible (co-payment element) of Catastrophic Health Insurance. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 established a five-year MSA demonstration project for employees of small firms and the self-employed. MSAs under HIPAA provided federal tax deductions for contributions to multiyear savings accounts established for medical purposes. Victoria Craig Bunce believes that these accounts were poorly designed and hampered by regulations imposed under the HIPAA. She argues that these regulations should be relaxed to allow MSAs to develop.

 

By Cato Institute, US.

Health Policy Resource.


Teenage Pregnancy

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Teenage Pregnancy. The increase numbers of children being born to teenage mothers is one of the more worrying trends in the UK and US. This is because far more children of teenagers are born into poverty and welfare dependence than babies born to older parents. Teen childbearing is very costly. A 1997 study by Rebecca Maynard of Mathematica Policy Research in Princeton, New Jersey, found that, after controlling for differences between teen mothers and mothers aged 20 or 21 when they had their first child, teen childbearing costs taxpayers more than $7 billion a year or $3,200 a year for each teenage birth, conservatively estimated. "What Can Be Done to Reduce Teen Pregnancy and Out-of-Wedlock Births?" by Isabel Sawhill discusses American attempts to reduce teenage pregnancy rates through a variety of programmes.


By Brookings Institution, US.

Health Policy Resource.